Research Associate and Data Analyst (Center for Blue Economy)

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT, United States 🇺🇸

A Research and Data Analyst is required for The Center for Blue Economy’s (CBE) continued research on non-market economic data. Goods and services that are not exchanged in normal market transactions, but which have economic value nonetheless are considered to have “non-market value.” These include ecosystem services such as the value of a wetland or mangrove in providing protection from storm surges, or individuals’ value from using a surf break or spending a day at the beach. Unlike much of the economic data that the Center for the Blue Economy’s National Ocean Economics Program manages, which is based on standardized public data sets, the large amount of information on the non-market values of ocean and coastal resources is only available in individual studies published in multiple types of outlets using a variety of methodologies. The Center for the Blue Economy plans to develop a new approach bringing order and consistency to what is mostly an ad hoc body of literature. This is a part-time temporary staff position.